This upcoming Friday will see the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. What is so unusual about this event is the response of the losing party and their supporters.
Protests, disruptions, and political impediments are all planned for the event and beyond. Hollywood actors, performers, political pundits, students, politicians, and others are all getting in the act of civil disobedience and/or spouting off. And yet, I really wonder if they really understand what they are doing…
Many of them state that the incoming President represents an end to Democracy, and blame the Russians for hacking or otherwise influencing the election. When questioned how the election of Trump is an end of Democracy, they state that a misogynist, racist, anti-gay, anti-immigration (insert anything else here) President was elected and will promptly be taking over the country.
Sort of like Obama with his pen, phone, and Executive orders, I presume…
The Hollywood and entertainment crowd has been especially vocal, putting out commercials and speeches calling for public pressure to demand that the President-Elect step down. Let’s have a moment of clarity here, shall we?
Actors and entertainers, in general, are paid performers who’s purpose is to create an alternate reality for their customers (you and I) that is believable. In other words, to become someone or something that they are not for the purposes of entertainment. Why these folks believe that the popular status they have as professional liars translates over to influencing rational, thinking people is beyond me, especially if that performer is a drug-addled self-indulgent self-promoting moron. Now I realize that these folks have an opinion, and it is their right to put it out there for all to hear if they so wish, however, it is also my right to reject their opinion.
Come to think of it, actors and professional politicians have a lot in common…I’ll let you make the connection…But let’s get back to the reality of it all.
Many of these protestors state that they are protesting in order to save the United States from the effects of a Donald Trump Presidency. Other than character assassinations, they haven’t really brought out any credible arguments that the United States will self-destruct under a President Trump. Some of the arguments that I have heard over the past couple of weeks include:
The number of people that will not be insured will increase if ObamaCare is repealed. The reality is that Obamacare is imploding under it’s own inefficiency, and is not living up to a fraction of what the Democrats promised over seven years ago. People are not able to afford some of the most basic insurance packages. Government should not be in the health-care business at all. ObamaCare does need to go.
A Trump Administration will not be immigrant friendly. The purpose of the Executive Branch is to enforce the laws that are passed by Congress, of which are the Immigration Laws that state under what conditions a person may legally immigrate to this country and become a citizen. For those people who are in this country illegally, either by crossing the border without papers or here on an expired visa, they have broken the laws of this country and can be deported if/when apprehended. Sanctuary cities, by their very nature, are illegal on both State and Federal levels, and the mayors/administrators of these cities can also be prosecuted. These are facts that those on the Progressive Left seem to want to ignore.
The civil rights of minorities and LGBT will be under attack. No where in the statements of the Trump campaign has there been a statement that the civil rights of various groups would be repealed or under attack. The impression that I get is that rights of all people, regardless of who or what they are, will be supported. Perhaps those who received “special treatment” from the last Administration are afraid that their privileges are about to be revoked.
The Russians influenced the election by leaking emails in order to defeat Clinton. I haven’t seen any direct evidence that Russia leaked the emails, by Wikileaks or anyone else. Of a bigger concern, of which the protestors conveniently ignore, is that no one at the DNC denied that the content of the emails was false!! I would also like to point out the glass-house these same twits are ignoring – the Obama Administration spent millions of American tax dollars trying to influence the election process in Israel. Last, Clinton illegally set up a private, relatively unsecure server to conduct State Department business, of which was hacked by multiple foreign entities, compromising the United States foreign policy. As far as I’m concerned, Clinton and the DNC set themselves up for failure by engaging in shady and illegal activities, and they got what they deserved – defeat.
Our foreign policy will become a shambles!! Compared to what the Obama administration has done, anything would be an improvement. Disastrous deals with Iran and alienating our allies has been the norm for the past eight years. We’re already a laughingstock, and need to build up a lot of credibility – fast.
He’s not my President! Oh, grow up already! Obama was my President even though I didn’t vote for him. Suck it up, Buttercup! (Perhaps it is appropriate that the new Liberal symbol is a safety pin…)